Why is blogging a 21st century learning tool? Give one example how you may be able to use this tool as 21st century teacher or leader.
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I think Wikis are a 21st century tool because they save time. I might use this in updating our District parent handbook. All administrators could make changes, and additions, and view other administrators comments as they are posted.
I attended the first set of blogging classes and was able to set up a basic blog for my school community-based book club. One of the things I'm wondering is how people sign up to follow a blog, and how notifications that a blog has been updated can be sent. Does that make sense?
I also heard a really cool thing today about a district that uses a blog for teacher comments following institute day or inservice training. I liked that idea!
Blogging is a posting my ideas for others to read. It does not need to be a two way conversation, although we can respond to each other.
Blogging enables the sharing of information, ideas, questions. Communication and collaboration is a 21st Century standard, fostering synergy.
Blogging allows a community of learners to share ideas more quickly and efficiently. It facilitates student/teacher and student/student interaction outside of the classroom more easily. I envision students sharing their comments and questions on books, or activities, that they are reading, or working on, in school. For some students that do not like to speak up in class as often, this will allow them the chance to properly word their comments and relieve some of the anxiety they might have with public speaking. It seems like most of my students already spend a good portion of their time away from school on the computer, so why not combine something that they enjoy and already do with academics.
A blog is a way that many people can share ideas and view/respond to the ideas of others in a collaborative community. The community can be quite diverse or rather narrow depending on the blog creator and the purpose/goal of the blog.
Blogging is a 21st century learning tool because it is a great way to stay up to date with parent communication (let them know what is going on in the class in a timely manner) and keep a running dialog with the teacher. I would like to use this blog tool on my website and for my weekly newsletter, instead of/in addition to a pdf post.
Blogging is a way to share/communicate thoughts and ideas about a topic of interest. It is collaborative in the sense that people who have access to the blog are encouraged to respond to another person's posts. One way that a teacher can use a blog would be to have students review novels as though they are in a virtual book club. Another way to use a blog would be to replace the class newsletter by creating a blog that communicates to parents and/or students about what is happening in the classroom.
The 21st century learning tools available allow for direct communication and collaboration among colleagues and students. Blogging, for example, can be useful to share comments about a particular project or event. When planning for a Spring Choir Concert, the music department could view and discuss concert set-up details through blogging.
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